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Very generous and kind staff.

Was allowed to join a tour late with a friend. Thankfully Nicole allowed us to join her tour and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
Bacon’s Castle - wonderful experience

My friend and I decided to spend a little time in Virginia visiting historical sites. We heard that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huntsville, Alabama
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The Castle provides Guided Tours, Gift Shopping, & Tourist Information on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 10 a.M. And 5 p.M. And Sundays between 12 and 5 p.M. Grounds are open 365 days a year between dawn and dusk. Built in 1665, Bacon's...more
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465 Bacons Castle Trl, Surry, VA 23883-2213
+1 757-357-5976
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was allowed to join a tour late with a friend. Thankfully Nicole allowed us to join her tour and was even nice enough to take us back up on our own time to see what we had missed. Thanks Nicole!

1  Thank 757KJH1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to spend a little time in Virginia visiting historical sites. We heard that the Surry area was off the beaten path and was worth the visit. Wow! That’s an understatement. Bacon’s Castle is rich with history, intrigue, and beautiful architecture....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is is a part of Virginia that very few people see even thought it is across the river from Williamsburg and Jamestown. The history of this place is amazing. The tour guide was wonderful. It is out of the way, but well worth seeing.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden jewel for someone who enjoys history and historical buildings. My parents are visiting from San Diego and we always find new places to go see when they come out. Our tour guide, Ryan was the best tour guide I have ever...More

Thank Mominrichmond
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

First and foremost, finding places which both myself and my parents enjoy is very difficult. Usually I end up dragging my folks around to check out the historic sites while I’m absolutely infatuated with the site and my parents are essentially just tagging along. Not...More

2  Thank Zoltan R
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today with Ryan as our tour guide. We were lucky as we only had 5 people in our group. You can tell Ryan loves his job and his history. He was kind to answer our questions and also had cute stories to share....More

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Bacon's C, Manager at Bacon's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. As to the chairs, they seem appropriately sized for the average 17th century man who was about 5' 7". Maybe a little high for the average woman of 5' 2". In 1973 Preservation Virginia...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

The guided tour today of Bacon’s Castle was excellent - our guide Ryan was personable and very knowledgeable. The significance of the site architecturally and historically was well presented and we were able to visit many rooms in the house from the cellars to the...More

Thank Gabrielle243
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We went when they where closed, but this place has push buttons located around the property that tell you of the history great place for self guided tours, but I wish we made it there during open hours this place is free to get in...More

Thank moltisantikid
Bacon's C, Manager at Bacon's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

We are so glad that you visited Bacon's Castle and were able to enjoy the site, even though we were not open. Maybe you will be able to return during our operating hours for a guided tour. As you mentioned, the grounds and cell phone...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Wow did we learn a lot from Ryan our guide. We had no idea slavery began shortly after Bacon's Rebellion against the native Americans in 1676. The house and grounds are very interesting with only 3 owners since 1676. You can see original floors,house and...More

Thank readerboehm
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Excellent interpretive visit with Jordan as our guide. She explained the myriad changes the house had gone through over the years and reasons for them. Especially interesting was the diamond writing on the glass panes and the sketch on one of the walls. Well worth...More

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7 January 2017|
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Response from Bacon's C | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in Bacon's Castle. As you noted, sometimes an old building does have issues with dampness. Because our house is heated and air conditioned,it is not too much of a problem on the main floors, but some... More
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3 July 2016|
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Response from Anna G | Reviewed this property |
No there was a fee. You could just walk around the outside but you do need to pay for the inside tour.
17 March 2016|
Response from DWReynoldsJr |
Note that during the summer months both "Bacon's Castle" and Smith's Fort Plantation are open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Mondays and Fridays, as well as Saturdays. On Sundays both of these Preservation Virginia sites are open... More